Zimbabwean human rights activist Fungayi Mabhunu, wearing a Mugabe
mask, will play the role of the octogenarian tyrant as he tucks into a
banquet of 8,000 lobsters and 4,000 portions of caviar washed down by
2,000 bottles of champagne ('61 Bollinger preferred) and 500 bottles of
The demonstration is organised by the Zimbabwe Vigil which has been
protesting outside the Embassy every Saturday for more than 6 years in
support of free and fair elections.
Vigil Co-ordinator Rose Benton said We are appalled at the
extravagance at a time when most of our people are relying on
international food aid to survive. What signal does this give to the
outside world to whom we look for help?'Â
Event: Mugabe's birthday celebrations.
Venue: outside the Zimbabwe Embassy, 429 Strand, London WC2.
Date: Saturday, 21st February 2009
2 – 6 pm Zimbabwean protest including singing, drumming, dancing.
4 pm – Tableau of Mugabe and his consort (Amazing) Grace tucking into
champagne, lobsters and caviar while thousands of Zimbabweans die of
starvation and cholera.